New Article in Journal of Chemical Education – Meet BioSIMAR

Please, check our recent publication in Journal of Chemical Education introducing BioSIMAR, a tool for easy interactive visualization of molecules by augmented reality developed at BioSIM/FMUP.

Developing and Using BioSIMAR, an Augmented Reality Program to Visualize and Learn about Chemical Structures in a Virtual Environment on Any Internet-Connected Device 

Henrique S. Fernandes, Nuno M.F.S.A. Cerqueira, Sérgio F. Sousa

Journal of Chemical Education (2021) | DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c01317

BioSIMAR was developed to provide a new way to visualize and interact with 3D molecular models in a virtual environment, using Augmented Reality (AR) and Quick Response (QR) code technologies to provide tangible models of molecules to illustrate chemical concepts. 

BioSIMAR is a free online software that runs on any electronic devices, including mobile phones, tablets, laptops, or standard computers with a camera and an internet connection, not requiring the installation of additional software. 

This software helps people to understand concepts about atoms, molecules, and their characteristics.

BioSIMAR is freely available at

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